Castles in Carinthia – day trips from Hotel Ronacher

Impressive castles and ruins in Carinthia around Bad Kleinkirchheim

Carinthia is a land of castles. What is therefore more appropriate than planning a day trip to an impressive fortress into your holiday at the Ronacher in Carinthia's Nockberge Mountains? It's not just children that are impressed by what is on offer there.

Sommeregg Castle with torture museum and jousting tournaments

A knight on horseback
The popular jousting tournaments are held at Sommeregg Castle every year-

(Drive from Bad Kleinkirchheim approx. 25 minutes)

The imposing Sommeregg Castle towers high above Lake Millstatt. The magnificent castle above Seeboden is worth a day trip and has a lot of highlights to offer. The history of Medieval law is graphically told in Central Europe's largest torture museum. Be a witness to the burning of witches and Medieval torture methods. The popular annual jousting tournaments take place at Sommeregg Castle in August, where knights, horses, sword fights, jugglers and Medieval life are the focus.

The torture museum at Sommeregg Castle is open for you every day from May to the end of October and is a Kärnten Card partner.

Eagle Arena at Landskron Castle

(Drive from Bad Kleinkirchheim approx. 40 minutes)

Landskron Castle near Villach offers a wonderful natural spectacle. Experience the public birds of prey shows and a superbly run bird of prey sanctuary. Do not miss out on experiencing these breathtaking animals and find out lots of information about the behaviour and habits of these endangered species. Also visit the Affenberg "Monkey Mountain" near the castle with its fascinating inhabitants and the themed restaurants.

Landskron Castle is open for you every day from April to the end of October and is a Kärnten Card partner.

Hochosterwitz Castle

(Drive from Bad Kleinkirchheim approx. 1 hour)

Carinthia's historical landmark is situated on a steep rocky mountain slope and is probably the most prominent fortress in Central Europe with its incredible 14 fortified gates. Experience the armoury, a remarkable collection of weapons and exhibition of Medieval crafts.

Hochosterwitz Castle is open for you every day from the end of March to the end of October and a Christmas market is held at Hochosterwitz Castle on one weekend before Christmas. The castle is a Kärnten Card partner.

Finkenstein Castle

Castle ruins with amphitheatre filled with lots of people in the evening
Events and shows take place regularly at Finkenstein Castle

(Drive from Bad Kleinkirchheim approx. 1 hour)

Finkenstein Castle is situated above Lake Faak and is now the Finkenstein Amphitheatre. A whole variety of events from concerts by international artists to great parties regularly take place here in this exceptional setting with a backdrop of the mountains and lakes.

A holiday in Carinthia – day trips in the region

Plan a day trip to a castle, to a lake or one of the cities in the area during your holiday in Bad Kleinkirchheim. The Ronacher team will be happy to provide you with information about your day trip options at the hotel.

Send us your no-obligation enquiry now and look forward to a variety-packed time in Carinthia!

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